chicken apple burgers
shredded apple keeps these chicken burgers moist and flavorful without adding any extra fat.
- 2 granny smith apples, cores
- 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1/4 cup(about 1/2 stalk) finely chopped celery
- 4 hamburger buns
- 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
from each apple, cut 6 thin slices crosswise from center(for a total of 12 apple rings) from remainder, coarsely shred 3/4 cup apples. spray ridged grill pan with nonstick cooking spray; heat pan over medium-high heat until hot.
in medium bowl, stir shredded apple wwith poultry seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp ground black pepper until blended. mix in chicken and celery just until combined, but do not overmix. shape chicken mixture into four 1/2 inch thick burgers, handling mixture as little as possible.
place burgers in grill pan, cook 10-12 minutes or just until chicken loses its pink color throughout, turning over once. serve burgers on buns with apple rings and cranberry sauce.